Transportation

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  1. Book ImageBrilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

    Eric Jay Dolin

    "What Moby-Dick is to whales, Brilliant Beacons is to lighthouses—a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject." —Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four VoyagesMore

  2. Book ImageTugboats Illustrated: History, Technology, Seamanship

    Paul Farrell

    A gorgeously detailed guide to the evolution, design, and role of tugboats, from the earliest days of steam to today’s most advanced ocean-going workboats.More

  3. Book ImageHerreshoff: American Masterpieces

    Maynard Bray, Claas van der Linde, Benjamin Mendlowitz, Et Al.

    Elegant by design and spectacular in performance, thirty-six iconic Herreshoff boats are showcased in magnificent photographs and original drawings.More

  4. Book ImagePinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds

    Greg Milner

    A Financial Times Best Book of 2016
    Sunday Times Best Book of 2016
    Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology—but is changing us in profound ways.
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  5. Book ImageFlight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

    Laurence Gonzales

    “A richly detailed story that is equal parts heartbreaking, inspiring . . . and full of fascinating science . . . masterful.”—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  6. Book ImageSS United States: Red, White, and Blue Riband, Forever

    John Maxtone-Graham

    Maxtone-Graham has yet again produced a profusely illustrated tribute, this one to America's most famous and historic liner.More

  7. Book ImageFull Upright and Locked Position: The Insider's Guide to Air Travel

    Mark Gerchick

    "Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight," our pilots still intone. But who are they kidding?More

  8. Book ImageItalian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

    Tim Parks

    “So inviting you might find yourself tempted to give the experience a whirl and ride the Italian trains yourself, book in hand.”—Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageA Steam Odyssey: The Railroad Photographs of Victor Hand

    Victor Hand, Don Phillips, Jeff Brouws

    Stunning photographs of steam locomotives on all six continents.More

  10. Book ImageSome Vernacular Railroad Photographs

    Jeff Brouws, Wendy Burton

    A remarkable collection of images taken by passionate amateurs that have both a historical value and an innocent charm.More

  11. Book ImageTitanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner

    John Maxtone-Graham

    “Maxtone-Graham’s take on the Titanic will be catnip to the ship’s dedicated buffs.”—Publishers WeeklyMore

  12. Book ImageThe Man Who Would Stop at Nothing: Long-Distance Motorcycling's Endless Road

    Melissa Holbrook Pierson

    “Pierson is an even better writer than she is a rider.”—Boston GlobeMore

  13. Book ImageRailroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

    Richard White

    "A powerful book, crowded with telling details and shrewd observations."  —Michael Kazin, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  14. Book ImageDown with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster

    Steven Biel

    Updated Edition

    "Brimming over with wit and insight…Fresh and fascinating." —Dan RatherMore

  15. Book ImageThe Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate

    Michael Wallis, Michael S. Williamson

    The best-selling author of Route 66 and a Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer celebrate America’s first transcontinental highway in all its neon glory.More

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